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Op-Ed: It'll come as no surprise U.S. privacy confidence is at a new low

Last month I entered a bank to enquire about a new savings account it was offering. A staff member at the bank arranged a meeting, took my mobile phone number and name. Within a day my phone was hot with cold callers.

Med records privacy breached in mystery phone call Special

Sarnia - A Sarnia, ON woman is asking how a medical company knew details of her surgery when they tried to persuade her to change surgeons.

Google's purchase of Nest raises privacy concerns

Google's recent acquisition of Nest Labs for $3.2 billion is raising privacy concerns among security experts and the tech industry. The automation company makes smoke detectors, thermostats, and smart devices that connect to the Internet.

Yes, there are some who say 'privacy' is possible, just disappear Special

New York - In this age of digital technology and ever-expanding data capacities, is there any real privacy any more? People often wonder. According to Frank M. Ahearn who describes himself as a Business Stratagem, he believes yes, a person can, "disappear."

U.S. students, parents protest against tracking chips in ID cards

San Antonio - Parents and students in a Texas city are protesting an initiative concerning the school's ID badges. Two schools are currently in a pilot program that involves new student IDs that contain tracking chips.

Facedeals: An offer we should probably refuse (update)

Facial recognition just got real as Redpepper begins testing its product on the public through business to consumer deals.

Op-Ed: Facebook Groups new 'seen by' feature creates privacy concerns

Facebook is in the news again for another privacy-related issue. Last week the social network quietly introduced a feature that allows users to see who has viewed a post on a Facebook group and when they did it.

European Union values privacy, rebuts continued snooping by USA

A secretive US Treasury program that monitored all of Europe's financial transactions came to light in 2006, and now - in 2010 - the European Parliament has blocked continued US access to the data from the SWIFT money transfer system.

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Patricia Pede of Sarnia  ON was  stunned  when someone from a private medical company  phoned her to...
Patricia Pede of Sarnia, ON was "stunned" when someone from a private medical company phoned her to discuss details of a surgery she had never spoken with the company about.